Coats was impressed by his achievements, inspiring him to write his own book titled, “Connect and Grow Rich,” to help others find their way to success. He also dabbled in motivational speaking, to further pass crucial information along to others.
From this point forward, Coats decided to relocate back to Houston to advance his skills. It was here where he was offered a chance to dive into the medical realm. After moving with no money, Coats quickly rose to riches, becoming a millionaire. With his new fortune, Coats began buying restaurants, which continued expanding his wealth.
“In the media, they don’t always show African American males in the best light. When you look at the media, all you see are entertainers and athletes. I want to make being smart seem really cool again. I want to change the perception of how black men are viewed,” said Coats.
Rocky Road to Fortune
However, life began to take a turn for the worse. In 2017 Hurricane Harvey struck the state of Texas, colossally impacting Coats’ environment. Over the course of a few months, his world came crashing down with a series of events- his home was destroyed, his business partner betrayed him, he separated from his wife and both of his parents passed away. Coats sank deeply into a dark hole.
However, he preserved. During the pandemic, Coats quickly turned his misfortunes into profits by investing in PPE equipment. In a short span of time, he was able to make back all of the wealth he just lost. Soon after this, Coats began searching for his next pursuit.
“I’ve lost, I’ve been homeless, I’ve skipped that part. I’ve lost a lot of money which is why I try to be as humble as I can but I’m really grateful because I know that all it takes is an idea. You never quit. You continue to fight and know that 10% is what happens. It’s not about what happens, it’s how you respond to it. 90% is how you respond to it,” said Coats.
Eye on the Prize
Stumbling upon the blockchain, Coats gained insight into the next big thing- Non Fungible Tokens (NFTS). After missing the boat for bitcoin, Coats knew he could not let this opportunity slip through his fingers.
Like all of his other projects, Coats began heavily researching the subject. Once Coats became an NFT expert, he began teaching others about this cutting-edge information, extending another hand to the uninformed. Coats is currently focused on staying up-to-date on the blockchain.
Unlike many other prosperous individuals, fame and fortune are not what drive Coats. Everything that he has ever done and continues to do is in the best interest of his son.